A simple video editing software in also thrown in to enable you to capture video and simple edits. If you don’t have the budget to use a tape to digital service or don’t want to take the risk of using one, then you would have to convert 8mm to DVD yourself. If the camcorder records on MiniDVD discs, it may have a USB port , but some may not. If it has a USB port, you can connect the camcorder to a PC using a standard or mini/micro-to-standard USB cable. Copy the video to a computer with Audio/Video (A/V) inputs using video capture software . Insert one end of the AV cable into this port and the other end into the capture device.
How to Convert 8mm Tapes (Video8, Hi8, Digital to Digital Format
Assume roughly 10GB per tape , then multiply by how many tapes you have. If you’ve never heard of firewire I discuss in great detail what is a firewire card is for PC desktop and laptops, and if you’re a MAC user there’s some info in there for you too. Every Legacybox kit includes a pre-paid return UPS® mailing label for you to use when sending us your analog media. We know how important every home movie and photo is, so we’ve pioneered our very own, industry leading, online tracking system. Still, if you insist your captured file be burnt to DVD, then you can opt for an external DVD writer, which you can plug into your computer USB port.
How To Convert 8mm Tapes To Digital or DVD
Read more about 8mm camcorder tapes to digital here.
Analog Connection (USB Video Capture Device)
The decision to use professional services for digitizing MiniDV videotapes will depend on your specific needs, budget, and risk tolerance. It’s crucial to carefully evaluate these factors and research service providers before making a decision. Although it comes with a price, it can be affordable depending on your chosen service. Current video-capturing or converter devices are easy to use and offer high-quality footage capture.
Unfortunately, video converters tend to have issues with drivers . Most external video capture devices come with capturing and editing software, such as the example shown below.
We can create a DVD for each individual tape or combine multiple tapes onto a single DVD, creating a custom chapter for each. We use dual layer DVDs that hold up to 4 hours of footage on each disc.